New MBP-Memory and Hard Drive Questions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RickR, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I'm getting ready to place an order now. I just have two questions.

    Memory: Apple's memory is expensive. I want to max it out at 4 gigs so what memory do I get? What type of memory do I buy? Is it the same memory that the previous C2D mac used?

    Hard Drive: I really want the 200 gig hard drive but performance is important to me. Is there a big speed decrease in the 200 gig hard drive since it's 4200 vs. 5400rpm? If so I'm staying with 160 gigs but my second question then is is there a big performance jump going up to the 160 gig 7200 rpm drive? Is it going to make a big difference in battery life?
  2. RickR thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Thanks for the quick reply. I found this option for Patriot Memory. Is this a good option?

    I know it voids warranty but I think I'll keep the standard 160gig HD and someday upgrade to one of the new 250GB 5400 rpm hard drives or even larger a year down the road or so.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA

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